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where 10s of thens went to see pope benedict xvi. he shocked the world by becoming the first pope in six centuries resigned. the pontiff asked them to pray for him and the next point all of this as cardinals are arriving in rome. there is it a commuter generated images of what happen conclave. they will elect one of the group to elect a leader by secret ballot. the archbishop said all talk of potential candidates end. >> when we go into the conclave all of that stops. it is silence inside of the conclave and the really focus is on the power of the holy spirit. i am looking to this as sort of a very, very super retreat. you just start to pray, and the only indication of how things are going is when they count the votes . >> with more on the ancient and unique process of picking the next leader of the roman catholic church, fox corsphondant loren green joins us from new york. >> very good. shannon. >> this is it a fascinating process. >> cardinal said something important. they will pray for what the church needs and one. things i heard from the catholic hierarchy. what the church needs is
seating, officials will work to move them. >>> we are just days away from the end of pope benedict's reign. >> that's right and he gave his final sunday blessing above st. peter square in the vatican city. he's the first pope to retire in 600 years and tens of thousands of people showed up for today's blessing. he will step down on thursday and told the faithful he's not going to abandon the church. he's expected to spend his retirement in a monastery on the vatican city grounds. >>> keeping the groom alive for high speed rail, another proposal to share the tracks on the peninsula. >>> and the clock is ticking on the sequester deadline. both parties are still blaming each other. where the cuts are going to hurt us all the most. >> we decided to get a little creative. >> the bay bridge shelters sea birds but their nesting days are numbered how caltrans hopes to lure them to the span. >>> and a little bit of a chilly start. a warm finish, though. warm for february anyway. the entire forecast coming up as we look toward the old suspension span of
pope benedict. we'll talk about some possible candidates coming up. >>> the ravens have their turn. now it's the canines super bowl. we'll have the results from nine one of the westminster dog show and there are some local competitors. >> at 5:41, let's see who's celebrating a birthday today. february 12. wusa9 morning editor larry would like to wish his daughter a happy 17th birthday. >> we join in that, too. >> if it's your birthday, have a great >>> hello and welcome back to wusa9. it is 5:45. howard is here. lots to talk about, including an ever changing forecast. we're always on a roller coaster. >> especially in february, we're still battling winter still hanging on. down south things are warming up a little bit. you have more energy to work with in the atmosphere and there are -- and the bigger storms we've gotten have been february into march. we're not talking a big storm but a little storm coming across the region wednesday, wednesday night bringing rain and perhaps a little bit of snow in a few areas. here's a look at your forecast. it's going to be a nice day with sunshine.
>>> right now a second service this morning for pope benedict. these are live pictures from the vatican where ash wednesday mass is just beginning. >>> where's the dividing line? some people in our area will see snow tonight. others just rain. tom huron tells you where you'll see what. good morning and welcome to news4 midday. i'm keith russell. >> and i'm barbara harrison. >>> right now no vatican city, pope benedict is presiding over ash wednesday mass, said to be his last public mass with cardinals as pontiff. his ceremony is beginning now with a procession to st. peters villica. the 85-year-old told his audience this morning that he's simply not strong enough physically or spiritually to continue. it's for the good of the church, he said. pope benedict will spend his final day attending a ceremony with those cardinals. >>> now to the rain and snow headed this way. the clouds are already making it very glum outside. what you need to know with the latest storm. >> it's coming from the west. right now the storm team 4 radar showing stri ining sprinkles tr reach the ground.
. >>> we continue to keep an eye on the vatican this morning as pope benedict addresses the catholic faithful for the first time since news broke that he's stepping down. >>> also ahead, an alabama mother sharing for the first time what her son went through as he was held hostage for days. >>> the report blaming a sugary drink for the death of a woman. >>> we continue to watch the weather for you as well as we wait for another winter storm system to arrive. what you can expect throughout the day with weather and traffic on >>> i'm angie goff at the live desk. pope benedict xvi speaking for the first time after his announcement that he is stepping down as pope. this is what he told the crowd. he said he is resigning for the good of the church. he repeatedly said in italian that he didn't have the strength to continue. he said i did this in the full liberty for the good of the church. you're looking at live pictures right now as the general meeting gets under way. this is benedict's first appearance since he shocked the world in news that he will leave his position at the end of the mo
, include iing some rules from pope benedict that change how they pick his replacement. >> the pope has given the cardinals permission to move up the start date of the conclave which will choose his successor. a cardinal that has been in the headlines for the past 24 hours for all the wrong reasons decides to resign and says he's not coming to the conclave. all this is happening while the faithful celebrate the end of benedict's papacy. even in his final days as pope, scandal continues to dog benedict's papacy and the church. headline rumors of blackmail and conspiracy that the vatican vehemental vehemently denies. because of his role protecting abusive priests, decide to stay home. and cardinal o'brian. >> someone has erred in some way or another, it doesn't salt their judgment. >> reporter: today he resigned. ugly headline that is one vatican watcher says will shape the deliberations of the conclave. >> some of this is politics but other parts of it are the long-delayed reckoning with problems that require face iingd correcting in the church. >> reporter: the scandals have left many o
-- counterdown -- cowntsz down. pope benedict xvi days away from handing over power. what his role will be once he steps down. >>> comfort leaves baltimore for good. that story as eyewitness news continues. >>> was it a fantasy? or a real plot to harm women? i'm mary bubala. hear about the marylander tied to the so-called cannibal cop as his trial gets under way. >>> how long will it take for this rain to pass through? stick around for the updated first warning weather forecast coming up. >>> it is 42 degrees with light rain in central maryland right now. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. >>> after being challenged as unconstitutional. maryland's dna collection law is now under review by the supreme court. monique griego has more. >> reporter: the supreme court heard arguments for about an hour today. justices will now have to decide whether to overturn a maryland law that allows law enforcement to take dna from people who are arrested but not yet convicted. if the law is reversed, it could have major repercussions in m
benedict xvi gave the final blessing over the week. it was a message of the power of prayer. the pope said he feels that god is calling him to devout himself to medication and reflection and prayer and not abandoning the church in any way. the strong message in light of the changes to church law allowing conclave to begin earlier which may be just in time as britain's highest ranking catholic leader found himself confronted by allegations of sexual misconduct. he denies the accusations of inappropriate contact submitted by a priest and three former priests. this is a critical time for the catholic church. so let's spin on it. i think putting aside the pope's legacy which is a little bit more complicated and i'm actually going to write about that this week, just addressing these issues, it seems to me and i was reading cardinal o'brien's response to this and his statement and he writes i want to thank pope benedict for his kindness and courtesy. i will not join them for conclave in person. i don't wish media attention in rome focused on me. that's all fine and good and i don't really know i
.s. is determined not to leave syrian rebels "dangling in the wind." >>> when pope benedict steps down thursday he'll take on a new title, benedict will be caused emeritus pope and will continue to wear white. 115 cardinals are expected to vote for his successor, but britain's highest ranking catholic leader will not be taking part. in one of his final acts the pope changed the rules of their meeting, allen pizzey is in vatican city. allen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. how soon will the conclave begin? by both law and tradition the cardinals can't talk openly about it until one day after ben fikt officially leaves office. the cardinals want to get on with the job of choosing a new pope as soon as possible. major issue plaguing them will be the sex abuse scandals but they must be dealt with in the view of u.s. cardinal james staff ford stafford who is too old to vote in the conclave. >> if it means to be despised which in many ways it does mean when they accept that. >> reporter: you also have to overcome that to get people back into the church rebuild i
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the country around the globe. today is benedict xvi's last day on the job as pope. it is jack lew's first day on the job as our new treasury secretary. and today is the last chance congress has to take any action to avoid the sequester. it ain't gonna happen. the cuts are going to kick in. now, the only question is who is going to get the blame? we know who deserves the blame republicans in the house of representatives. that's it. that and a lot more for the "full court press." first, let's get the latest, we start out with our current news update from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi lisa, good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. the senate today will vote on two plans to deal with the sequester but lawmakers still are not confident they'll be able to reach a deal before tomorrow. both piece of legislation would prevent those across the board spending cuts at least temporarily. democrats are offering up a plan to put off this year's cuts by increasing the tax on millionaires up to 30% and by taking some money away from defense and farm payments. republicans say no way on raising
tangible sign of pope benedict xvi upcoming departure. his twitter account is on its final leg. the account will put out its last official tweet on february 27 the day before the pope resigned. when it officially closes on february 28, i will leave behind some 2 million online followers. -- it will leave behind some 2 million on my flowers. -- online followers. we go back to those who knew her when she attended gw. and what one man is willing to do to see manned mission to mars. and we're expecting a wintry mix headin >> you are watching abc7 news at noon on your side. >> welcome back. adam is joining us. the already getting a little bit of activity. >> just outside our window here. we're looking at snow grains and sleet. they bounce a lot on contact. that is the difference between snow grains and sleet. >> the kind of look like what comes out of a beanbag chair. >> yes, and they doubt somewhat. -- and they bounce balad. we will not see that much in terms of sleet or snow. made -- may be minor accumulation. here's a closer look northwest of d.c. the areas of peanut indicate some slightly t
. >> cardinal donald world will pay tribute to pope benedict. before he leaves to the vatican to help choose the pontiff's successor. the cardinal also celebrate mass at the basilica of the national shrine of the immaculate conception. that takes place on sunday. the dalai lama will deliver a lecture at the contest center at the university of maryland on may 7. tickets are required. information will be released sometime next month. you may want to give yourself some extra time ago you plan on using metro to get around this weekend. >> orange line will not run between vienna and ballston. shuttle buses will be available. red line trains will be single tract between takoma and rhode island ave. there is no work scheduled for the blue line, yellow line or green line. everything else you need to know is on our web site. 202 -- go to wjla.com. >> a big celebration is planned for george washington's birthday today. his home will be the site of today's naturalization ceremony pour 50 americans. >> 4:49. i guess it is time to ask jacqui whether it will be worthy of being outside for events today. >>
about the future and what it holds for pope benedict xvi, final week cloud by scandal. >> the dow rallying from yesterday's big loss but not so for world markets. italy's election causing uncertainty. the government, europe's third largest economy, facing a deadlock. >>> egypt, tourists flying high above ancient egyptian sites plunging to their deaths when a hot air balloon explodes and crashes. >> 18 people have died. the local government has banned all other hot air balloon flights for now. it happened in luxor. the latest on the investigation. >> ian, let's start with what the theory is at the moment. there are reports of a gas cylinder exploding. describe what you've heard. >> reporter: well, michael, that's exactly what ware we're hearing. an the 1,000 feet a gas canister on the balloon exploded sending the balloon tumbling towards the ground. this comes from multiple reported from eyewitnesses. also eyewitness accounts that people were jumping out of the balloon as it tumbled toward the earth. right now we're hearing 19 people have been killed. this includes tourists from eu
to gather in rome to choose pope benedict's successor, but some catholics are demanding retired archbishop roger mahoney not attend because of his role in shielding sexually abusive priests. mahoney was the lead over the los angeles diocese and says he will attend the conclave. new york's cardinal timothy dolan will also attend the conclave. he was questioned wednesday about cases of alleged sexual abuse by priests while he was the head of the archdiocese of milwaukee. the 62-year-old cardinal is reportedly one of the front-runners to succeed benedict but on wednesday he wouldn't join in the speculation. >> all the cardinals are really embarrassed to talk about that, and we'd be uncomfortable talking about it. so i'll leave it at that. >> boston's cardinal sean o'malley is also reportedly on the short list. he has a reputation as a reformer in the aftermath of the priests' sex abuse scandal. >>> well a very lucky colorado skier lived to tell histale after being buried by an avalanche. anthony robinson said he couldn't help but smile while he was bein
you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >> welcome back. pope benedict xvi is wrapping up a week long spiritual retreat that is part of lent. the pontiff is taking care of a lot of business before retirement comes up . peter doocy is standing by with more on that and the rest of the top stories. >> uma, pope benedict xvi just made final remarks to the officials who run the vatican bureaucracy. he talked about the evil, and suffering and corruption that has defaced god's creation. remarkings after blunt criticism from a cardinal about problem vats vat. >> prosecutors in colorado played a chilling 911 call from the accused killer of jessica ridge way. he murdered her and has proof of it she disappeared on the way to school. investigators in las vegas are hunting for a gunman in a black range rover who opened fire and trugered a multicar pile up explosion that killed three people. they are lookingament surveillance video and looking for a range rover with blacked out wintedos and custom rimmings. >> in los angeles, streetings are being blocked off and red c
of lingering questions about this week's retirement of pope benedict xvi. benedict will be known as the emeritus pope and will continue to wear white. as for the upcoming conclave to choose the pope as replacement, los angeles cardinal roger mahony plans to attendee spite allegations he covered up sexual abuse involving clergy. former san francisco archbishop stands by mahoney. >> i believe he should at the conclave and i'm glad to see that he has left and look forward to seeing him there. >> more than 100 cardinals will gather at the vatican starting on thursday. >>> italy's government could have a hard time reaching agreement on the eurozone debt crisis and other issues. no party won a majority in the senate. the political chaos in italy and anxiety over the federal spending cuts took a toll on wall street yesterday. the dow had its biggest one-day drop since november 7. >>> investors will be listening closely to fed chief fed chairman ben bernanke today. he will be on capitol hill testifying before the senate banking committee about whether
is responsible. >>> and pope benedict xvi makes his final appearance before stepping down. his message to his followers. it's all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, everybody it's wednesday, february 27th i'm brian flores. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. thank you for waking up with us. let's check in with steve as promised. it seems to be getting warmer this week. >> very nice warm. >> yeah. big system in the great lakes. subtle changes today. really probably only those in weather might notice it. we will see a few high clouds come in here. it will still be mild to warm. here is sal. >>> good morning. right now traffic is moving along pretty well around the bay scene take a look at highway 24. it is looking pretty good adds you drive through. there are no major problems. as a matter of fact, the traffic continues to look good. also the southbound 101 as you drive past the ups building there is road work there. we'll keep an eye on it for you. let's go back to the desk. >>> sal, thank you. we begin with breaking news in san francisco. dozens of homes and cars are flood
that's good. and we have a priest that was actually thrown out of the priesthood by pope benedict. so he thinks that pope benedict is run -- running away from sex scandals. and markos is going to be on the show as well. and that should be fun. >> michael: thanks, cenk. glad you are feeling better, and we'll all be watching. >> thank you, michael. >> michael: here are some headlines that people all over the united states might be seeing. public university cuts work study funding. students expected to drop out. no end in sight for airport delays. in two days from now the looming sequester will go into effect. the government can't get their act together and agree on a deal, that's what will happen. joining me now from washington to discuss whether the white house is crying wolf or not is political journalist joe williams. welcome back inside "the war room," joe. >> good to be here. >> michael: is president obama posturing now? or is this real serious sfruf the white house? >> it depennings on who you talk to. but republicans are saying this is posturing but some of t
could be furloughed if those cuts do come down. >> on pope benedict's final week as a member of the catholic church, a string of child sex abuse cases emerge. cardinal roger mahoney of los angeles will be part of the conclave despite damming new revelations about his handling of pedophile priests. then there was yesterday's stunning resignation of a uk leading catholic cleric, archbishop keith o'brien amid accusations of boys studying to be priests, a claim he denied despite stepping down. pep benedict's last day is thursday. he's the first pope to resign in some six centuries. >>> this year's cpac is giving new jersey governor a potential 2016 presidential contender chris christie the cold shoulder. a source close to the conservative political action conference, this is an annual meeting where republicans get together and talk about conservative issues, organizers did not invite christie to the event which is set to happen next month near washington, d.c. one likely reason, christie's praise for president obama's response to superstorm sandy which some say swung the election
benedict makes one of his final public appearances today. we'll take you there as he says goodbye. >>> i'm andrea mccarren in woodstock, virginia, where a local family anxiously awaits the arrival of their 14-year- old son stuck in a russian orphanage. i'll have their story coming up. >>> i'm meteorologist topper shutt. high temperature only 36 today. wind chill in the teens most of the day. here's your wakeup weather. cold start, teens and 20s at 5:00. it's still 18 to 24 at 7:00. we'll come back and talk about another storm system rolling in >> when pope benedict speaks,millions listen. delivering one of his final addresses today. he greeted 100,000 worshippers asking his followers to keep on praying for him and for the next pope. the pontiff also told the faithful to pray for strength as the lentin period gets underway. >> today we fast, pray, and being tempted, as we begin our lent journey, we join him and ask him to give us strength to fight our weaknesses. >> the pope's resignation takes affect february 28th. he is the first pope to step down voluntarily in some 600 yeerdst. >> the
house mate. that all starts at 8:00 with "th e middle." >> pope benedict first public appearance since announcing his resignation. his message to believers. >> message to stop sexual harassment on public transit. some say it has been a long recess. >> i am live in the newsroom. the latest on the cruise ship. it is powerless in >> tomorrow that nightmare crew should finally end. that is when the carnival cruise ship is expected to arrive in mobile, alabama. >> i bet they cannot come soon enough for the hundreds of people stuck on board in deplorable conditions. >> certainly not the vacation people were hoping for. the carnival cruise ship remains powerless states after a crippling fire. those on board have described horrendous conditions and not expected to make it to port until sometime tomorrow. >> three days and counting since an engine fire let the carnival cruise ship power list with more than 4000 people on board leaving the relatives on land worried about conditions on the ship. >> crying and crying. i want you to come get me. take my daughter was so scared she was crying. she wa
of pope benedict xvi. we'll be back.  [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents are awesome. but when i cook up some beef, ketchup, relish and cheese, cover it with crescent dough and pow! cheeseburger crescent casserole. double awesome. pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. [ malcrrkkhshziiiizzlllee. to this symphony of flavor: beautiful. shhhhshshshshhshshhhhhsshhhshs. gorgeous! here comes the crescendo. kkerrrrbbuuuuuucraaackkk. just...incredible. pillsbury toaster strudel. if beethoven made breakfast. >>> pope benedict xvi made another public appearance over the weekend policing a crowd of about 100,000 people in st. peter's square. it was one of his last appearances as pope. the 85-year-old announced last week that he will be resigning on february 28th. a report in a german magazine over the weekend made claims the pope appears to have gone blind in one eye and is also having trouble hearing and is incredibly thin. >>> closer to home, a leaked immigration proposal is drawing harsh criticism from republicans it would create a special visa for illegal imm
, the vatican announces what could be the first change once pope benedict xv steps down. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ woman ] looks like another glorious week in florida. ♪ ♪ that...was...awesome. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] how do you make your family vacation this epic? go to visitflorida.com. quakes in the coming days, the world will focus on the vatican. >> the preparations for the conclave are already under way. suzanne kennedy joins us to tell us about the preparations. >> these are the final days the archbishop will be in washington, d.c. he is spending them in prayer and reflection. he offers praise as he celebrates one of his last masses before leaving for the vatican. today, the archbishop of marked the feast of st. peter at the cathedral of saint matthew. during his homily, the cardinal reflected on the shock many catholics experienced when they learned pope benedict xvi was stepping down. >> we are able to recognize that our holy father's action speaks to us of his greatness. >> this is the first time in modern history a pope has resigned. it is also the first time the cardi
. >> just getting word of breaking news from the vatican. officials say pope benedict xvi will be called emeritus pope. he will continue to wear white. church leaders have been scrambling to figure out how to move forward since they haven't faced this situation in nearly 600 years. >>> people say that no good deed goes unpunished. for one homeless man, a good deed paid off. >> still ahead at 7:00, show you how one couple is rewarding that man for returning a lost engagement ring. >> an outspoken warrior in the battle against aides passes away. the life and the legacy of former surgeon general. >> first gio gonzalez takes the mound. dave ross will join us live at how the nats fairs. we'll be right back. we need to look for a new van. yeah. i just don't know where to start. glad you found us. start by test-driving nearly every make and model, all in one place. carmax. start here. >>> gio takes the mound for the first time in florida. and the wizard takes the night off. make him a patriot for life. >> dave ross joins us live with another serving of your sports breakfast. >> big day in sport
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no working smoke alarms in that house. >>> 21 minutes after 7:00 now on this friday morning. pope benedict is wrapping up his last few days as leader of the catholic church. who will step up to take on the role or who will be assigned that role? we'll get an update on the other side of the break. >> then a d.c. graffiti artist now part of a new documentary and exhibit. this morning hollie is learning all about cool disco dance. she'll join us live. [ harry umlaut ] here w we go. [ sally umlaut ] what? the five stages of muller. ah yes... stage one: suspicion. "it's a yogurt, how good can it be?" stage two: revision. "actually, this ain't bad." stage three: surprise! "look at this cool cornery thing! i love this stuff!!" stage four: desolation. "it's gone!" stage five: anticipation "i guess i could always have another"... "have you been through the five stages of muller yet?" "yeah, just now." [ male announcer ] muller. the european for yummy. who aren't happy with their internet. [ spokesman ] are you lindsay? yes. did you say, "my internet's so slow it's like a car with no gas"? yes. [ ma
benedict's last sunday blessings. >> and while there could be drizzle, more sunshine for the afternoon. >> and imagine this, pretty tense moments. nearly 100 people got stuck on a zoo monorail. how firefighters were able to get them down. th >> and welcome back to 11 news sunday morning. thank you so much for joining us. >> ava here with another look outside. still foggy driving in this morning. any better? >> yes. still lingering over from yesterday. yesterday was one of those days where you just wanted to stay inside. >> we were starting the day off like that but as you see right now on the radar there's still some activity going on in the mid-atlantic. those are sprinkles trying to develop and the steadiest of the showers are down to the south moving offshore. so you just have to deal with these high moisture counts then we should see some clearing. they are reporting dry conditions. the current temperature with all that mild weather keeping the temperature is ok this morning then we're warmer as we go into the afternoon and we should see more sunshine this afternoon and that will l
, pope benedict moves to allow catholic church leaders to get started faster on picking his successor. powerful politics will drive that big decision. >>> also this morning, a deep dive in understanding the importance of the latest campaign finance case that the supreme court will tackle. it could very well change everything -- again. >>> good monday morning from downtown pennsylvania. it's february, the 25th, 2013. and this is "the daily rundown." now here's chuck todd. >>> thank you to stacy mitchell and that giant cup of coffee. i want a mug that big. that's how much coffee i need to drink in the morning. keep those videos coming. >>> let's get to my first readers of the morning. there are fewer than 100 hours until the budget act falls on friday. and just two hours from now the president will meet with the nation's governors kicking off what will be a very busy week in american politics. actually in world politics. tomorrow president obama takes his sequester pr campaign to virginia. chuck hagel gets a vote on the senate floor. he'll be confirmed. the question is do any more repub
. >>> plus, just released details about what will happen once pope benedict xvi retires later this week. including how he will now be addressed and what happens to his trademark red shoes. >>> but, first, a look ahead at today's politics planner. you know where the president is, but some other big news. senate vote on chuck hagel. speaker boehner has a big meaner today, speech that he's giving. we'll hear from him. john mccain and lindsey graham go to the white house to talk immigration. ♪ looking for a litter with natural ingredients that helps neutralize odors. discover tidy cats pure nature. uniquely formulated with cedar, pine, and corn. [ female announcer ] roc® retinol correxion max. the power of roc® retinol is intensified with a serum. it's proven to be 4x better at smoothing lines and deep wrinkles than professional treatments. roc® max for maximum results. [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ mal
are amonghoney a the princes of the church who will choose the successor toes pope benedict xvi next monthth but ben tracy tells us that mahoney is under pressure to stay home. ho >> reporter: cardinal roger r mahoney was the spiritual leader for four million catholics inon los angeles, the largest the archdiocese in the country. but many catholics are demanding the retired archbishop not attend the conclave. james salt is with catholics united. ja the group's petition, with 6,000. signatures, calls on mahoney to6, recuse himself from the vote.o >> the conclave should be an opportunity to celebrate the future of catholicism. op with the cardinal's participation, we are reminded of the sins of our leaders, and second we're reminded of the general lack of accountability. >> reporter: church filesaccoun released last month show mahoney concealed from police the names of priests accused of sex abuse. in 1988, he wrote to an aide:8, he wr mahoney no longer has any formal role in the local church. despite being sidelined here in lo los angeles, cardinal mahoney isah still considered to be in good
. tori and dave? >> all right. thank you, pam. >>> we've learned what pope benedict xvi will be called when he officially retires. he will be known as a emeritus pope and will continue to wear right. when he steps down, he lob the first pontiff to do so in 600 years. cardinal levada leaves for the vatican today to help choose the new pope. he will be among the 117 cardinals voting on the replacement for pope benedict xvi. yesterday, he talked about some of the qualities he would be looking for in the next pope. >> a man of prayer, a man of peace, a person who has shown qualities of leadership either through his work in the nature of the archdiocese in the world or possibly through heading a department or perhaps more ideally a combination of those things. >> the cardinals hope to elect a new hope before the start of holy week which begins march 24th. the pope changed the rules of the conclave, a group of cardinals who will choose the new pope allowing them to move up the start date before the usual 15-day period between the start of the conclave. it was one of his last acts before step
is a noted scholar. he says 15 days after benedict leaves office and heads to a monestary, cardinals will gather and vote for his replacement. >> well, actually, it's a wonderful thing that we have in the code of church law and that says any promise the pope makes to get elected, he does not have to follow. >> and what might american catholics expect of the next pope who should be on the job before easter sunday? >> we're not going to see radical change coming from these people, because they did exactly what you and i would do if we were pope. they appointed people that would agree with them on the base k issues facing the church. >> tomorrow, ash wednesday, beginning of lent. the catholic church is growing faster in latin america. and there is a chance the next pope could come from there, but not likely. he points to europe. that's where the church has his biggest problems and the cardinals from italy, they have the most votes. >> an american pope, probably not in our lifetime. >> topper has your weather >>> i'm topper shutt. here's a live look outside. a gorgeous day, 59 was
. >>> yesterday's announcement of pope benedict xvi's resignation came as a shock to most of the world. a vatican spokesperson says that the pope will have no role in the selection of his successor. the pope says he plans to step down at the end of the month for health concerns. the vatican is already beginning the process of trying to find the next pontiff, but there is no clearcut choice. even the college of cardinals was caught offguard by this announcement. professor kurt martens of catholic university spoke about this new search compared to the process which happened after pope john paul ii died. >> when john paul ii was ill, basically they knew what was coming. so they had time to prepare to look at the challenges and look at candidates, possible candidates. that is now not the case. >> the catholic church says that we can expect a new pope by easter sunday. >>> still to come when 9news continues, there's a party going on. it's the feast before the fast. see how they're celebrating mardi gras in new orleans. >> and find out why some are crying foul over red light cameras in >>> it is not al
. >>> vatican officials confirm pope benedict fell and hit his head during a trip to mexico last year and insist the fall played no role in the pontiff's decision to step down. today the pope met with priests in rome telling them he will remain hidden from the world after retirement. he plans to dedicate himself to prayer living in an old monastery inside the vatican's walls. >>> his courageous story and electrifying performance at the summer olympics inspired people around the world, but tonight south african police say they will charge the man known as blade runner with the murder of his girl friend. police will not confirm reports that oscar pistorius mistook his girl friend for a burglary. that girl friend reeva steenkamp was a model and reality show contestant. pistorius was the first ever double amputee to participate in the olympics. >>> coming up at 7:00 we'll introduce you to an organization that helps struggling families stay on their feet at 7:00 on wusa9. >> still ahead this half hour some lucky couples tie the knot this valentine's day. plus -- ♪[ music ] >> beautification through
cut short, the latest on the apparent suicide of country >>> pope benedict xvi is on a week long spiritual retreat. the pontiff attended a ceremony in the vatican last night to mark the occasion. it's one of his last public events before becoming the first pope to resign in centuries. the 85-year-old will give up his post february 28th and live out the rest of his days in a vatican monastery. >>> embattled country singer mindy mccready is being remembered this evening. she died of a self-inflicted gunshot on the porch of her home in arkansas. the singer rose to fame in 1996 with her debut album 10,000 angels, but she may be better known for her life outside the recording studio with several stints in and out of jail and drug rehab. she died on the same porch where her boyfriend took his life last month. >> he didn't just touch my heart. he touched my soul. >> i think it obviously speaks on the pain that she was feeling that for whatever reason she chose to go to the same location and do the same thing that he did. >> the father of mccready's oldest son was charged with trying to
was accidental when he thought someone broke into a home. >> as pope benedict xvi prepares to step down there is new buzz that a colonel from boston could be considered to take his place. parnell o'malley's name is coming up and speculation the cardinal o'malley's name is coming up. right now there is no clear favorite among the college of cardinals. o'malley has been one of the most vocal bishops apologizing for the catholic church sex abuse crisis, as well as reaching out to victims. >> changes in the works -- office depot is buying its arrival office max. it will be an all stock deal worth about $1.2 billion. the company has not said yet whether it means staff cuts or store closings or big whether all the stores will operate under the same name. but analysts say the merger is an attempt for the two companies to better compete with staples. >> 7 is on your side with a new study about retirement savings. a study commissioned by hsbc bank found more of that -- finds more than half of the working population not properly preparing for retirement. nearly one out of five workers are not sav
benedict and his successor will know the findings. investigators were told that he -- the pope pardoned him. italian newspapers speculate the report found corruption and a cover-up leading to the pope's resignation. the vatican denies that. >>> a baltimore teenager is waking up in prison. after opening fire inside his school on the first day of classes. 15-year-old robert gladden jr. learned his sentence yesterday. he pleaded guilty last week to the shooting. police released surveillance photos showing gladden pull out a shotgun inside the cafeteria at perry hall high school. we're hearing 911 calls like this one from a daughter who just escaped the gunfire. >> locking down the school and i can't get ahold of anyone to let them know she's safe. she was actually right next to the shooter. i don't know. i'm so nervous, i don't know who to get in touch with to try and tell them she's home safe. >> only one person was wounded. a 17-year-old student with down syndrome. he has since recovered and returned to class. >>> the trial for a man suspected in the death of a mother and daughter gets derai
to turn to the headlines coming in right now on the pope. we just learned that benedict will be called emeritus pope and will wear white after he steps down next week. his retirement this week is being clouded by scandal, as there are more calls to stop an american cardinal from participating in the election of the next pope. abc's david wright is in rome right now with the very latest. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. the process to replace pope benedict is now on the fast track. we've also just learned that the deacon of the college of cardinals will summon the cardinals on friday to their first meeting, which will take place on monday, march 4th. never before has the cardinal given the conclave amidst a scandal. and that raises the pressure for the other cardinals tainted by scandal, among them, roger mahoney, who for years, covered up for pedophile priests. for 24 hours, britain's cardinal keith o'brien has holed up in this home in scotland. >> the holy father accepted the resignation of cardinal o'brien. >> reporter: on sunday, a british newspaper reporte
authority of the city's alcohol industry. >>> pope benedict is changing church law before he steps down. in this revision means that cardinals will not have to wait 15 days. the vatican wants the conclave to select a new pope in time for easter week. keith o'brian will no longer be part of the conclave. he stepped down after ackizations that he behaved inappropriately with other priests 30 years ago. >>> tonight, a local elderly couple are dead and officers are searching for a man they want to question. a man with a violent past. dead are 80-year-old nelson slack and his wife. they found their bodies yesterday in the home in plains, that part of fauquier county. >> at this point, the autopsies are underway. all i can tell you is there appears to be trauma to their upper body. >> it's shocking. never known something like that to happen around here. >> they will be missed and we're still trying to get to the bottom of what really happened. >> now wanted for questioning, 60-year-old john wesley jeffries. officers consider him armed and dangerous. he has been wanted for recent felonies i
. and it's the dance that has everyone talking >>> pope benedict xvi is stepping down in a fdays. there was a leaked document scandal of 2012. the pope is stepping down because of revelations in that file. the vatican denies that and accuses the media of running false reports that could affect the conclave to elect a new pope. back here in washington, cardinal donald world leaves for the vatican tomorrow to be part of that conclave. >>> south african correction am officers visit theed home where oscar pistorius is staying. he is staying with his uncle. pistorius also has to surrender his passports and guns and check in with police twice a week. his coach says pistorius will start training monday hoping to clear his mind. pistorius is charged with his girlfriend's murder, her father said today he might one day be able to forgive pistorius as long as he tells the truth about what happened. >>> she wants america's kids to get moving and last night the first lady showed off some moves of her own. another look at michelle obama's dancing on "late night with jimmy fallon" and how she c
, pope benedict xvi is stepping down on thursday. meanwhile, vatican suggest that the pope is resigning over documents leaked last year. the pope says he's not strong enough. washington cardinal leaves tomorrow to be part of the conclave to be part of the new pope. >>> the obama administration is jumping into the legal battle over same-sex marriage at the supreme court. in a brief filed with the court, the administration says the defensive marriage act is unconstitutional because it violates equal protection. justices will hear arguments in a challenge to that law and california's proposition 8 next month. >>> still to come tonight, why football star manti te'o has waited so long to speak about the hoax involving his supposed girlfriend. his first news conference since the story broke. >>> and sunday could deliver >>> a media blitz today to hear from manti te'o. he says he's over the embarrassment about the online girlfriend hoax and is ready to focus on football. today he spoke at the nfl combine. in january he said that a girl that he thought died had never actually existed. >> people
. >> plus, life after leading the catholic church. a look at what retirement will be like for pope benedict xvi. we'll be right back. >>> if you haven't heard this yet, it's an amazing story. making headlines, a meteor explodes over central russia, injuring hundreds. witnesses report seeing explosions and intense flashes early this morning. russian emergency officials say -- we're getting various reports. now we're being told more than 500 people are being treated for injuries from broken glass from the sonic boom. >>> police in california are confirming the body discovered inside a burned out cabin is that of former l.a.p.d. officer christopher dorner, wanted for the murder of two law enforcement officials and a woman and her fiance. >>> prosecutors will pursue a charge of premeditated murder against oscar pistorius. the disabled runner is seen here arriving at court early this morning where he reportedly wept during the hearing. he is accused of shooting and killing his model girlfriend, reeva steenkamp inside his home yesterday. he has denied the charges. >>> pope benedict xvi is expecte
's ready for a younger generation to lead. >>> today begins the last work week for pope benedict xvi. the 85-year-old pontiff is set to retire thursday night. yesterday he delivered his final public blessing in st. peter's square, telling the crowd, "god told me to go." he reassured the world's 1.2 billion catholics that his decision to retire does not mean he's abandoning the church. the pope has one final appearance scheduled wednesday. experts say as his final act as pope, he might change the rules governing conclaves to speed it up. >>> cardinals from around the world have started to gather in rome. washington archbishop donald wuerl left over the weekend. he and 116 other cardinals will meet next month to elect the successor. tony? >>> thank you very much. police in takoma mark investigate an apparent murder/suicide. happened along flower drive around 2:00 sunday morning. the victims are david draugh and steven hickman. david was a teacher. school officials expected to release more information about his death later today. >>> and police in virginia are searching for a person of
says benedict will continue wearing white. >> interesting. >>> still to come on wjz eyewitness news' news. a hot air horror, two dozen tourists are dead after a fiery balloon accident. >> high school gunman, prosecutors make a deal with the student behind a deadly shooting rampage in ohio. more details coming up. >> our gray skies will soon equal rain. your full first warning weather forecast coming up. complete coverage continues with don scott, jessica kartalija, and first warning weather with marty bass and meteorologist bernadette woods. it's . >>> it cloudy and 39 degrees in central maryland. your complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. >>> in egypt 19 tourists are dead after a hot air balloon accident. parts of the balloon caught fire. then the gone la crashed into a field outside luxor it's believed it was around a thousand feet off the ground when it fell. its pilot and another person jumped and survived. >>> for the first time we're hearing the 9-1-1 calls from the night an explosion leveled parts of kansas city's shoppin
in of pope benedict inside that hell comet -- helicopter flying from the vatican to the residence and retreat located just south of rome. lost the shot for a second, but the pope is headed to the retreat for an unspecified amount of time before they go to the vatican. dagen: you joked about the shoes, and i don't think he takes them with him. i think they get left behind. connell: not wearing one of the red shoes anymore. dagen: very sassy. chrysler ceo, minutes away -- speaking of italian fellows, announcing new investment and jobs to boost manufacturing in indiana. connell: jeff live in the chrysler event in indiana. jeff? >> they have to crush the ring too, by the way. it's a side point. i have a former catholic with me, the governor of indiana, in awe unique position. look at this, by the way, behind us. big news for chrysler, and you're hearing this is creation of what? >> the largest transmission manufacturing plant in the world right here in indiana, just proving, again, when it comes to manufacturing, indiana's open for business. >> that is big news. particularly, since you took over
at the media for a series of false reports. the risponse comes on the eve of the pope benedict xvi's finaling before he steps down. there is it a secret report . scandals in the vat strat helped to promptment pope's reznition. the vatican said it is it only an attempt to influence those who will replace him. >> it is deplorable as we draw closer to the time . l beginning of the conclave and they will be held in conscience and before god to freely indicate the choice there is it a wide spread deliberation of false unverifiable news story. >> pope benedict xvi will officially step down on thursday. the conclave sect expect totted choose his successor will start in march. >> olympic star oscar pistorius spending time at a luxury home in a family member. reports that he may be reaching out to his dead girlfriend's family. oscar pistorius murdered his model girlfriend shooting her four timings. his next court appearance was sit in june. >> he is belove he mitted to killing her claiming that he thought she was a intruder. joining me is geraldo rivera. so good to have you here. you have covered the
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to help pay for removal cost. bret? >> molly, thanks. >> pope benedict will be known as emeritus pope upon the retirement thursday. they have been calling him p papa ameritus. he will be referred to as the holiness, benedict xvi. after the election of a new pope two men will have the title "holiness" at the same time. another day closer and deeper in debt. sequester. the efforts to stop it. the fox all-stars are next with the policy and the politics. ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. they're coming. yeah. british. later. sorry. ok...four words...black monkey? a baboon? hot stew saturday!? ronny: hey jimmy, how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? jimmy: happier than paul revere with a cell phone. ronny: why not? anncr: get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >>> across the country it will force prosecutors to close cases and let criminals go. air traffic controllers and airport security will see cutbacks and that could cause delays at a
it live on nbcwashington.com. >>> new information this afternoon about pope benedict's health. what we learned one day after the pope's announcement that he is stepping down. should teenagers be banned from tanning beds? the idea that could become law in virginia. and let the good times roll. we are heading live to new orleans where mardi gras and the party are in >>> something goes terribly long. t the accident of this dangling crane. >>> we just checked with crew as half hour ago. it looks like a crane that collapsed on a church will not be removed until tomorrow. it forced the evacuation of a preschool that happened around 11:00 this morning at st. luke's episcopal church. a crew was inspecting a steeple. the workers are going to be okay. and will is no major damage to the church. 60 children were sent home more did t day. hear from a teacher that witnessed the whole thing. morning virginia bureau chief julie carey will have that story coming up at 5:00 tonight. >>> thousands of people who watched in texas today as a 2 00-mile funeral procession took an american hero to his final re
, the vatican says pope benedict xvi will not participate in the conclave to pick his successor. next month, more than 100 cardinals will meet at the cat v vatican to begin the closed-door ritual to pick. it takes a two-thirds majority to become pope. this morning on the "today" show father robert baron explained what the cardinals will look for when picking a new pope. here's what he had to say about what happens when when they meet to make that choice. >> they're looking for an evangelist. the primary task of the succession to peter is to announce that jesus has ridge from the death. under that rubric, you look at theological acome men, communication skill and knowledge of language. especial after john paul ii it's now taken that the pope should be the master of many languages. >> pope benedict will step down february 28th citing age and health reasons. the vatican says the pope has a pacemaker and its batteries were changed in secret just a few months ago. >>> many people are taking guesses as who will become the new pope. cardinal peter turkson tops it with the odds of first black pope.
of oil to pollute the water. they've agreed to a settlement to -- >> pope benedict xvi facing a scandal during his final days. why experts say it could o impact the process to choose his successor. >> a nice warm wrup in the week ahead. [ anouncer ] ihop is in time square to compare new griddle-melts to your usual breakfast sandwich. a lot more flavor. [ anouncer ] ihop's new griddle melts... made fresh and hot! hand crafted just for you. it's like a sexy sandwich. [ anouncer ] compare new griddle melts yourself. just $4.99. it's an epic breakfast sandwich. ken jeong: it's not just what's on the outside yvette nicole brown: it's what's inside that really counts alison sweeney: so get to know the people around you ann curry: you'll see all they have to offer al roker: the more you know albert haynesworth will be back in d.c. where a judge will determine if he's met the conditions to have charges against him from a few years ago dismissed. a waitress at the w hotel accused him of sexually abusing her. the judge agreed to drop the charge if he completed community service, didn't get arrest
? >> all right, al. thank you. >>> now to rome and pope benedict's final days as leader of the catholic church. moments ago the vatican announced new details about the pope's life after he steps down. let's get to nbc's anne thompson at the vatican this morning. anne, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. we now know what pope benedict will be called once he retires. if you run into him, you address him as his holiness, pope benedict xvi, or roman pontiff emeritus. he won't wear the white cape you've seen him wear as pope. and then those shoes that he's so very fond of, well, they go. he will have to switch to brown shoes. we understand he'll wear a pair he was given on a trip to mexico. all of those details are coming out as the world gets a glimpse of the sometimes ugly gamesmanship that goes on in this beautiful setting. cardinal keith o'brien, briton's highest ranking catholic and its only vote in the upcoming papal conclave is staying away, accused of improper behavior with four young priests going back to the 1980s, detailed in a british newspaper sunday that o
more on the first appearance from pope benedict xvi since his announce thamt he ment that he's stepping down at the end of the month. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. this is ash wednesday. it's usually a somber day in the catholic church. there's a celebratory air here in vatican city as the pope begins what some are calling his farewell tour. this morning, the public getting its first chance to express their appreciation for pope benedict since announcing his abdica abdication. with the end of his papacy days away. a church famous for its rituals, vatican officials are working without a script as benedict moves into retirement. what are you going to call pope benedict once he steps down? >> i don't think he will be the pope emeritus. one of his other titles is the bishop of rome. he will probably be the americas bishop of rome sfw. >> reporter: showed a flare for fashion, earning the nickname the prada pope. this monastery is being renovated for pope benedict. it will have a library for the scholarly man and his cat also accompany him. no word yet on whether there
and we're just getting started here on this monday morning. pope benedict xvi making more changes to the vatican rules. why this is so significant and why he is stepping down. a little more information on that as well. bill: look at the drama in these images here. a dangerous crash over the weekend in daytona. a car flying, a wheel actually flying into the stand, injurying fans, some critically. we have a live update how they're doing. martha: we have a child involved there. we'll tell you the latest. president obama turning to the states for support to put the country back on track. >> i'm looking for good partners because while nobody in this room sees eye-to-eye on everything, we know that when we work together democrats and republicans, north, south, east and west, we can accomplish so much more than we can on our own. and we got onesies. sometimes miracles get messy. so we use tide free. no perfumes or dyes for her delicate skin. brad. not it. not it. just kidding. that's our tide. what's yours? . ... at tyco integrated security, we consider ourselves business optimizers. how
looming over the final days of pope benedict's eight-year long reign. one of britain's top roman catholics says the highest ranking catholic in the united kingdom, kooechleith o'brien voluntarily stepped down after he was accused of "inappropriate acts" by priests. he was not forced out. pope benedict will keep the title, his holiness when he retired and also called pontiff emeritus. i imagine nobody has ever really needed that title before. >> you are absolutely right. here i am near vatican swrar where they are handing out 50,000 tickets, putting up the risers and loud speakers. many catholics are expected to come here. you are absolutely right. this is an unprecedented situation. never in recent memory a pope emeritus. all of the details will need to be worked out. he will wear a simple white cossick after he steps down. in the meantime, the vatican has been in damage control mode. it wants to get past the scandals which have colored the beginning of this week. we know also you mentioned cardinal o'brien, he will not be coming, it is unprecedented that a cardinal will not come here to t
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. that's weather, tony, allison, back to you at the desk. >> thank you very much. as pope benedict blessed 100,000 pilgrims yesterday, new details of his ailing healthy merged. >> poor health in advancing age as a reason forgiving up the papacy. wisdom is live in the news room with the latest on this. wisdom, good morning. >> good morning to you. details was published in the german magazine focus. news of the article is your tased as he made one of his last appearances yesterday. a german journalist says when he last saw him, he seemed to have gone blind in one eye, his hearing was fail and going so thin that tailors had trouble fitting him for clothes. pope benedict was aware of his fast physical powers. benedict is the first pope to voluntarily step down in more than 600 years. his speech made yesterday made no reference to this decision but he did ask the loyal pilgrims to pray for him and the next pope. >> i think he couldn't stand to see any more within the church. >> maybe he has health problems but there's also problems inside the church. many things have happened that we're
the papal election campaign is getting ugly. today, pope benedict is expected to announce new rules about the conclave. he can do it by dedegree. the pope is an absolute monarch. the vatican is accusing the press corps of being the modern day borges. these day, the italian parps read like dan brown novel. detailing a sex and blackmail scandal involving the curia. there's some truth to it. last year, the pope formed an investigative commission. these three men, referred to as the 007 cardinals. the pope's butler stole classified documents. they gave the pope a report. only he and they not what's in it. >> you get tons of rumors and all these whispers. most of them are not true. >> reporter: at the same time, the very real church sex abuse scandal, casting a shadow over l.a.'s roger mahoney and other cardinals. should morally tainted cardinals be allowed to help choose the new pope. the pope has announced new rules. the bottom line is the cardinals will not have to wait the 15 days they would have waited before. but the timing of the conclave will be up to them. george? >> thank you, david
benedict leaves the papacy we're finding out much more about his future. also what he'll be called. christiane amanpour is standing by in rome. if chuck hagel gets confirm what will his first few days at the pentagon look like. there's new information coming in to "the situation room" right now. [ male announcer ] when these come together, and these come together, one thing you can depend on is that these will come together. delicious and wholesome. some combinations were just meant to be. tomato soup from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. good morning, turtle. ♪ my friends are all around me ♪ my friends, they do surround me ♪ ♪ i hope this never ends ♪ and we'll be the best of friends ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing the reimagined 2013 chevrolet traverse. all set? all set. with spacious seating for up to eight. imagine that. chevrolet. find new roads. i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease that
benedict resigned. the daily paper says an internal report uncovered an underground gay network at the vatican much more could come from the paper. the newspaper says this is just the first in a series of reports. nbc's claudio lavania is here for us. what more did they disclose in this report? >> reporter: well, tamron, it is certainly well respected here in italy. the first or second biggest newspaper here in italy and usually good sources. well, what this paper is saying is that in that report, 300-page report of the internal vatican inquiry in to the scandal was so disturbing that pope benedict xvi decided to leave there and then and two months before the official abdication. it contained details about the inside of the vatican and lobbies that were -- it was power clashes of the lobbies that broke two, as a matter of fact, of the ten commandments. the first one, commandment number 6. thou shall not steal. that's a reference to the vatican bank accused of money laundering. well, also broke according to the report commandment number 7, thou shall not commit adultery. also tho
with other priests. all this happening as vatican preps to find a successor to pope benedict. plus, presidential pressure. the white house urging the supreme court to get rid of the defense of marriage act. will that have an impact on the nation's top court? everyone's retirement dream is different; how we get there is not. we're americans. we work. we plan. ameriprise advisors can help you like they've helped millions of others. to help you retire your way, with confidence. ♪ that's what ameriprise financial does. that's what they can do with you. let's get to work. ameriprise financial. more within reach. by the armful? by the barrelful? the carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >>> "zero dark thirty" snubbed at the oscars. that movie about the hunt for osama bin laden was expected to win honors for best actor. torture scenes amerged. a big night for two other political films. we will bring you the details ahead. >>> major new developments and a new scan
details if you may. we have learned today that the pope benedict xvi addressed when he retires inside vatican walls as pope emeritus his holiness benedict xvi and wearing white but not a cape and not the famous red shoes that are typical of all popes. what it looks like, this has raised a few eyebrows because when he comes back here, two people addressed at holiness and you have to look down and watch out for the red shoes. tamron? >> thank you very much. greatly appreciate it. >>> and digging out from a record setting blizzard tops the look at news around the "news nation" today. at least three people killed in snow-related accidents. hurricane force winds in texas and snow drifts up to seven feet high. the snowfall broke the 100-year-old record in wichita, kansas. more than 100,000 customers are without power. >>> and new data shows the housing market recovering is accelerating, recovery is accelerating. new home sales in the u.s. jumped to the highest level in 4 1/2 years. experts say steady job creation and new record low mortgage rates are motivating people to buy homes. >>> and
, is there more to pope benedict's sudden decision to step down? and who might replace him? is there any chance the next pope could be an american? we're live in vatican city with new details. >>> and nightmare, passengers on a cruise chip stranded in the gulf of mexico say conditions are getting worse and there's word this morning that their journey will be even longer "today," tuesday, february 12th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. important news breaking overnight. u.n. security council is going to hold an emergency meeting this morning to address north korea's overnight nuclear test. >> this is north korea's third nuclear test, but the first under its new leader, kim jong un. we'll have a live report from the pentagon straight ahead. >>> a big development in the story we've been following, two men now charged in connection with the murder of a 15-year-old chicago girl who performed at t
by a california murder suspect. >>> i'm melissa mollet at the live desk. pope benedict xvi is meeting with cardinals right now and just said he will remain hidden to the world once he steps down. we understand he also plans to meet with pastors of parishes. this continues his farewell tour. the vatican says benedict will reflect on his time there and look back at changes in the vatican as the church moves forward. some cardinals reportedly started maneuvering for the succession as long as two years ago. in the meeting this morning, he said he'll withdraw into isolation, but "i will always be close to you, and i'm sure you will be close to me." the public's final public mass, an emotional one, was held yesterday. at the live desk, melissa mollet, news4. >>> police say they didn't intentionally set the fire that burned down a california cabin where former lapd officer christopher dorner was apparently holed up. they're investigating what caused the cabin to go up in flames. officers say they fired teargas into that building on tuesday. it caught fire a short time later. that was followe
:11. coming up, new information released today on what life will be like for pope benedict once he steps down on thursday. >>> plus, during john kerry's first overseas trip as secretary of state, why he says americans have the right to be stupid. stay with us. >>> new this morning, 19 people died in a hot air balloon crash in egypt. that's the word from egyptian leaders. the death toll has fluctuated, though, all morning. egyptian investigators say the balloon caught fire in the final stages of landing and crashed. the victims were from hong kong, japan, britain, france, and belgium. month americans were hurt. egyptian leaders grounded all hot air balloon operations. >>> pope benedict xvi is making some final decisions before stepping down this week. he desided an internal report about leaked papal documents will remain secret. he'll also be known as emeritus pope and will continue to wear white. tomorrow he holds his final general audience in st. peter's squa square. thursday morning he meets with all the cardinals and then takes a helicopter to the papal residence south of rome. he will gre
the retirement of pope benedict, the vatican this morning revealing decisions about his future. we've just learned the pope will be called pope ameritus. when addressing him, he would call him, his holiness, he will wear the white cape but not the one he wore as pope. they will be replaced with brown shoes. i'm joined by a father of the diocese. thank you for joining us. >> thank you, chris. >> there were allegations by priests and former priests. church scholars say there has not been this much drama surrounding a conclave since 1800s. another father says it looks like amateur hour s is it in. >> there hasn't been this much controversy but it makes for interesting conversation can, doesn't it it? >> it makes interesting conversation but how might they impact the reduction in the past? >> the number of cardinals who can vote, and so now the controversy swirling around cardinal mahony. will he stay or will he go or recuse himself? >> he got support from a few people that have suggested that this can be separate. in fact, it was cardinal o'brien, one of the people suggested if you make one d
.m. eastern time -- an update on the release -- the health of the pope. global -- pope benedict pope benedict and 16 -- pope benedict xvi hit his head on a trip to mexico, but they say that had nothing to do with his resignation. this adds to questions about the gravity of the pontiff's condition. on tuesday, the vatican said that pope benedict has a pacemaker and that he had his batteries replaced just three months ago. the effective date of his resignation is the 28th of this month. in business news, billionaire warned buffett is buying the ketchup company -- warren buffett is buying the ketchup company heinz. it is a deal valued at $20 billion. the company headquarters will stay in pittsburgh. he says that congress, the white house, and advocates for seniors have all, in his words, really walked away from social security, leaving the program quote fraying because -- program "fraying." policymakers "use it as a tool of political rhetoric." he says benefit talk -- cuts and tax increases are inevitable, and he questions whether congress is up to the task qt finished up his six-year year term
are looking ahead fter pope benedict xvi's announcement that he is resigning at the end of this month. says he is-old aside because he no longer has the strength to lead the church. many local catholics are santa's seem resigned, they're wondering about. cardinals will gather the next month for conclave .o elect a new pope >> it's 46 degrees>5:07. >> new details when it comes to cybersecurity. >> new details when it comes to cybersecurity. what president hello! how sharp is your business security? can it help protect your people and property, while keeping out threats to your operations? it's not working! yes it is. welcome to tyco integrated security. with world-class monitoring centers and thousands of qualified technicians. we'v've got a personal passion o help your business runafer, smarter, and srper. we are tyco integrated security. and we are sharper. >> good morning, washington. meteorologist jacqui jeras. degrees. it's fat tuesday. meteorologist adam caskey is an chasers seven in clarendon morning and getting ready tonight. parade >> that's right. tomorrow is ash wednesday. that mean
, angeles oaks, california. >>> pope benedict delivered his final public mass on wednesday. [ speaking in latin ] >> thousands packed into st. pete 'eers basilica to pay tribute to the pontiff who will step down at the end of this month. when he left for the last time, the crowd gave him a standing occasion. many had tears in their eyes. he's the first pope to resign in 600 years. >> zrat ahestraight ahead your morning weather and in this morning's "moneywatch" report from candy to cards and flowers to jewelry, how much are you spending on your sweetheart this valentine's day? ooooo [ male announcer ] if you can clear a crowd but not your nasal congestion, you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec-d®. powerful relief of nasal congestion and other allergy symptoms -- all in one pill. zyrtec-d®. at the pharmacy counter. >>> here's a look at today's forecast if there stoims around the country. 46 the high in new york turning i. ma'am, showers, 80, chicago, showers 4rks 2. dallas, sunny, 678, los angeles, high of 75. >>> now for a check on your national forecast. light snow will
start. back to you. >> thank you. we want to take you to home where pope benedict xvi is making his first public appearance since announcing his resignation. thousands of people are in attendance as he has just taken the microphone. he will maybe only make public appearances perhaps a couple more times before he'd resign officially on february 28. >> he underwent surgery recently to have the battery replaced in its pacemaker. he will live in a monastery near the vatican, but he will not have any duties related to the church. a live picture. another story we are following new details on a fatal fire in charles county, maryland. >> jummy olabanji has more on caps. >> we have new information, new video. charles county's fire chief confirms there was a body found inside the home after they put the fire out. this happened just after midnight in the 5300 block of stuckey rd. in indian head. it took firefighters an hour to battle the blaze. they had to fight it from the outside because of safety concerns inside. >> we had numerous companies from the area to respond. probably 50 firefighter
. the shop owner said he is a gun opener himself and supported gun rights. >>> pope benedict xvi is on his way out. find out which other clergy men some want out next. >>> who doesn't like a good deal? a new study is out with the best days to get the baste rates on airline tickets. but first, let's check in with tucker barnes. >> we have got lots of wind out there. it will be a chilly day. our high temperatures only expected in the mid-30s. i'll have the details on the weather. julie has your traffic as well coming up after the break. e br >>> welcome back. people in hopkinsville, kentucky are coping with an unusual problem. you see, black birds have not flown as far south as they usually do and, as a result, there is an abundance of bird droppings in the area. droppings create a fungus that infects the lungs and can make people sick. it can also be bad for trees and deadly for pets. several years ago, the fungus infected nearly 300 trees and the city has h. to cut them down so it is not just a stinky mess and you step on it and you keep moving. it was so bad that it is a fungus problem.
church. pope benedict is asking the as well to pray for him pope. the next the address the huge crowd on from st. peter's square from his window. he will appear one more time from that window next sunday. planning to step down february 28. be the first to resign in 600 years. it's olympic sprinter oscar career is on hold as that hes charges murdered his girlfriend. his agent says the double -- has has captured is his putrid track races. bars in south africa police say he shot and killed reeva steenkamp on valentine's day. returns to court tomorrow. his agent says endorsement deals yet been affected by his legal troubles. >> and aerospace company of a job aftert charged with slapping a child on a delta airlines flight. jessica bennett and her 19-year- son jonah were flying 1 their toddler started crying. sitting next to her, joe , of idaho, used a racial slur to tell jonah to shut up and then slapped the child. bennett said that he reached of alcohol. he's charged with assault. his lawyer says he will not plead guilty. >> it's 5:52. nothing makes you want to turn around and walked into
order. pope benedict the sixteenth will make his final address tomorrow and the vatican is revealing what life will look like for him. he will continue to wear white and brown shoes he received in mexico. he will be called his holiness. they have told cardinals to move of the conclave, but the meeting won't begin until next week. >> cars and trucks might be the next internet hotspots. >> you could get internet behind the wheel. >> hitting more than 200,000 views on line, but police say lil poopie is a lil yellow. >> the forecast, coming next. >> here is what is coming up at 6:00. misconceptions and misunderstandings regarding the gun control bill is about to be consuming the senate. and the countdown the sequestration continues, a look at how the cuts can impact education in maryland. education in maryland. >> he is wrapping in videos about machine guns and groupies, the problem is that he is only nine. child welfare officials are investigating his father. we have that story from boston. >> show this video and you get some interesting reactions. >> that is terrible. >> absolutely ina
parliament neo-nazi new elections could be called soon. >>> pope benedict xvi changes the rules on succession just days before he is due to step down. the pope signed a special legal document that clears the way for cardinals to move up the start of the date of the conclave. normally the process for choosing a new pope starts after a 15-day transition period. meanwhile, brit i'm's top catholic lead are says he is not attending the conclave for the first time in history. cardinal keith o'brien is accused of inappropriate behavior with priests back in the 1980s. -- britain's top catholic leader says he is not attending the cop leaf for the first time in history. >>> the council voted to disapprove of graham contract in warding a lottery contract in 2008 that sparked several investigates. it was only the second time that i councilmember has been publicly rebuked. >>> keeping up with the bills can be challenging. we all know that. and there is one in particular that a lot of people are having a hard time handling right now. more on that is next. >> first, tucker is talking about some rain heading
. >> they opted for the lump sum, hefty $136 million after taxes. earlier this week pope benedict xvi announced he's leaving the papacy because of his health. coming up in the 5:00 hour, find out what the pontiff plans to do once he leaves at the end of this month. >>> it is 4:54. time for the question of the morning. there's a new survey out that says this is the most romantic movie of all time. >> what is it? a, pretty woman, b, casablanca, or c, titanic? give us some thoughts. post your answers on our facebook fan page. we'll share some of your responses in about 30 minutes. >>> welcome back. 4:56. no icy problems except maybe on your windshield a. mild day. we'll make it up into the mid- 50s but late this afternoon, we have rain showers moving in. it's going to change to a little bit of snow shower activity overnight as much colder air moves in for the weekend. so get ready for that. get ready for that commute also. here's monika with more. >>> looks like there maybe an accident on the northbound side of 395 north of glebe road beyond this camera shot. watch out for two lanes blocked on the no
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